Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A genus of macaques including the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), much used in laboratory biomedical research. Formerly called Macacus.

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  • noun macaques; rhesus monkeys

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Examples

  • GREENFIELD: Virginia Senator George Allen says he had no idea that the term macaca, that he aimed at a volunteer working for his rival, is a common racial slur in parts of North Africa, homeland of the senator's mother.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2006

  • George Allen is again saying that he regrets using the term "macaca" to refer to a Democratic campaign volunteer of Indian ancestry in 2006.

    The Seattle Times

  • Now the word 'macaca' is synonymous with not only Sen. Allen's failed re-election bid, but with the power of online video in politics.

    Ramya Raghavan: Lessons for Politicians From YouTube's Viral Stars (or, What Candidates Can Learn From the Old Spice Guy)

  • Senator Allen apologized for making a mistake -- who doesn't make a mistake -- but he really didn't make a mistake in the first place: it was the liberal media that made up with the story that "macaca" is a racial slur in North Africa; in Viriginia, it means "bubba."

    August 2006

  • Siddarth, a fourth-year University of Virginia student, was video taping the event and Webb's campaign posted it on the Internet, quickly transforming Allen's use of the word macaca, a long-tailed Asian monkey, into an 800-pound gorilla.

    Al Eisele: Sen. George Allen: Losing is like macaca

  • In some European cultures, macaca is also considered a racial slur against African immigrants, according to several Web sites that track ethnic slurs.

    August 2006

  • Of course, the 2006 elections have given the word macaca a familiar nonscientific connotation in the United States.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Do you believe that, that he just made up the word macaca out of nowhere?

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Do you believe that, that he just made up the word macaca out of nowhere?

    "The sad fate of George Allen's A-list advisers."

  • Of course, the 2006 elections have given the word macaca a familiar nonscientific connotation in the United States.

    Macaca

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